Robert Talisse (@roberttalisse) is my guest on this episode. He’s the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His central research area is democratic theory. In his latest book Overdoing Democracy: Why We Must Put Politics in Its Place (@OverdoingD), Robert argues that we spoil certain social goods if we spend too much time and effort in the arena of politics and elevate political allegiances above other commitments.

If you’re in the D.C. area, you can catch a book signing by Robert Talisse at Politics and Prose on Connecticut Ave on November 2nd at 3:30 in the afternoon. If you’re in the New York area, you can catch him at Shakespeare and Company on November 7 at 6:30 p.m.

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